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Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Doctor of Philosophy in Cell and Molecular Biology

The academic program for Ph.D. students features two years of general and specialized course work followed by a period of intensive research in an area selected by the student and his/her faculty mentor. The program features a combination of core, skill and focus courses. All students are required to take a graduate-level course in Graduate Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Cell. Students also receive training in preparation and presentation of seminars. Most courses are specifically tailored for Ph.D. students.

The Ph.D. degree is awarded on the basis of achievement in a wide range of course work; experience in classroom teaching and laboratory instruction; an advisory meeting to determine the preparedness of a student entering his/her second year of study; a comprehensive qualifying examination evaluating the breadth of background knowledge and the ability for independent thinking; intensive research experience during which the candidate demonstrates ability to initiate, perform, and analyze original experimental work; a written dissertation; and a public defense of the dissertation through a final oral examination.

A full description of Faculty Research, Chart of the PhD Curriculum, Course Offerings, other Academic Matters and Admissions sections.

The RowanGSBS offers a graduate program leading to a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology.

Academic Departments:

  • Molecular Biology

  • Cell Biology

  • The successful Ph.D. candidate can expect to receive a stipend of at least $28,455/year, tuition remission and paid health insurance and general student fees.

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    Notice for Applicants Outside the USA

    The RowanGSBS Institution code at ETS for the GRE and TOEFL is 2610.

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